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Trusting the Process – Podcast & book review with Institute for Meditation & Psychotherapy

 The audio podcast is above.  Here’s Douglas Baker’s review of the book: A fundamental idea found in millennia of yoga-based teachings is that the human quest for relief from suffering can be found through both mind and body. This contrasts the Buddhist view that liberation is primarily a cognitive shift. As dharma teacher Larry Rosenberg […]

Here’s how I know we’re never stuck…..

…. it’s called, Experience Dependent Neuroplasticity This is how I know, based on the research, that we’re never stuck. Research consistently shows whatever we focus on for any period of time our brain learns and encodes. This is especially true if we’re linking thought with feelings and linger on body sensations. We’re doing this all […]

Out of your experience, wisdom arises

It’s been extremely helpful to hear from people about their experience. I’d still  love to hear about your experience. I’m getting ready to do a “deep dive” training Meditation Skills for Trauma course. This won’t be just about “formal” meditation — but more importantly (in my opinion) how necessary meditation skills are for living everyday life. […]

New Book Study Group – online

New Book Study Group – online

Thank you. It’s been remarkable to hear how people have resonated with my new book Attachment-Based Yoga & Meditation for Trauma Recovery. I’m still shaking my head in surprise while learning to breathe in the goodness (thanks for teaching me how to take it in a little bit more!) A few people have asked for […]

Embodied Attachment Introduction: Portland, Maine

Transform Stuck Patterns into Life Affirming Connections If I’m wired to connect how come I still feel empty and alone? One of the main reasons post-traumatic stress disorder doesn’t resolve is due to the underlying, unresolved attachment issues. Our bodies, minds, and hearts are wired to connect. When connection(s) are broken, or betrayed, especially while […]

CALM Compassion Study @ Emory

For many, though, the hard part is receiving kindness or compassion. How many times do you flinch or winch when someone says something good to you? Or maybe they offer to do a simple good thing. Do you receive gratefully or push it away?   Years ago I was at a conference where Charles Raison, […]

H.E.A.L. Process [Rick Hanson]

In the last newsletter I wrote about the negativity bias. Today I want to expand on that, using Rick Hanson’s HEAL Process. I wanted to share some of what I learned from the Harvard Conference on Meditation and Psychotherapy I spoke at two weekends ago. In order to learn we need to actively cultivate two […]

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